Reducing emissions, improving health
Monday, November 13, 2017
The World Health Organization estimates that 92 percent of people live in places with poor air quality. This contributes to serious cardiovascular and respiratory problems. It’s estimated air pollution contributes to 3 million deaths worldwide each year.
Because the Gateway Cities are located along the busy I-5 corridor and adjacent to the San Pedro Bay Ports, there are higher levels of diesel particulate matter from trucks, ships and trains in the air. This type of pollution has been linked to cancer.
Balancing the needs of trucking and trade with human health concerns is a challenge, but it is vital for the future health of our communities. The region committed to an ambitious plan to vastly improve air quality by 2035.